Ohio unemployment rate 5.3 percent in September

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in September 2017, down from 5.4 percent in August 2017.

Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment increased 10,500 over the month, from a revised 5,546,500 in August to 5,557,000 in September 2017, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said today.

The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in September was 305,000, down 6,000 from 311,000 in August. The number of unemployed has increased by 21,000 in the past 12 months from 284,000. The September unemployment rate for Ohio increased from 5.0 percent in September 2016.

Local county unemployment figures will be released Tuesday.

The U.S. unemployment rate for September was 4.2 percent, down from 4.4 percent in August, and down from 4.9 percent in September 2016.

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